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Obverse of 1851-O Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1851-O Quarter Eagle


1851-O $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7762

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 148,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 181, "Doubled Date", illustrated, sold for $10,350.00  From the Bowers and Merena sale of November 1972, Lot 1002
 
NGC MS-62 (illustrated above).  Ex - Paramount's sale of November 1971, lot 1013 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 676 @$5,750.00, where it was described (in part) as follows: "One of the top dozen of this date in Mint State, this nearly choice coin boasts mint fresh luster in the fields with choice orange-gold color. Minor handling marks visible with a glass, and Liberty's cheek is free of the usual problems. As to the strike, it is full on the obverse, and a bit weak on the eagle's thigh (as usual). Double punched on the date, with the base of a mispunched 51 showing below the date (Breen-6214). The July 2000 NGC Population Report shows only 6 graded as such, with 4 graded higher, showing this to be well up in the Condition Census for the date."

AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 182, illustrated, sold for $546.25  Purchased from Julian Leidman, February 16, 1972

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8856, not plated, unsold

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
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